Vehicle careens over embankment in Washougal

Slippy conditions cause driver to lose control

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The driver of a vehicle that traveled over a 20-foot embankment and landed on the driverway of house escaped injury this morning.

According to a press release from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, a passenger vehicle was attempting to drive down a steep hill in Washougal in the 1800 block of North Sixth Street. The driver lost traction and control of the vehicle on the compact snow and ice and careened over the embankment, landing on the passenger side of the vehicle in a driveway below.

The vehicle narrowly missed a house and the driver was able to exit through the sunroof with assistance from CWFD responders.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and refused further assistance.